coverGUARDLIFE :: Vol 28, No. 1


Lt. Col. Dennis Devery
Maj. Denise Waggoner
2nd Lt. Luz Colon

Assistant Editor-Production
Tech. Sgt. Mark C. Olsen

Photographers and Writers
Roman Martyniuk
Staff Sgt. Barbara Harbison

GUARDLIFE is a product of the NJDMAVA Public Affairs Office, the 444th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, the 177th Fighter Wing, and the 108th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Offices. GUARDLIFE is published under provisions of AR 360-81 and AFR 190-7. Opinions expressed in GUARDLIFE are not to be considered the official view of this headquarters, the Department of the Army or Air Force. This is printed via the photo offset process. Letters may be sent to: GUARDLIFE, Public Affairs Office, P.O. Box 340, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Trenton, New Jersey, 08625-0340. E-mail address is: OLSENM@NJDMAVA.STATE.NJ.US

About The Cover :
On Nov. 4, the 177th Fighter Wing deployed to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada to participate in Red Flag training. Capt. William McCrink pilots an F-16C to the end of runway for last chance checks and weapon system arming before take off. Master Sgt. Emil C. Martinelli, Jr., (back to camera) communicates while Tech. Sgt. Alphonso Huges is under the wing preparing to disconnect the communications cable from the aircraft. Photo by Master Sgt. Don Taggart 177 FW MultiMedia Information Center.

Photos by Staff Sgt. Mark Olsen.

Corrections no correction on last issue

GUARDLIFE won first place in the National Guard Media Contest 2000, in the funded newspapers, magazine format portion of the competition. The award was not announced until the 2002 Public Affairs Conference. The 2001 conference was cancelled because of the terrorist attacks on the United States.